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How Oral Appliance Can Reduce Sleep Apnea Problems
Posted on 6/15/2019 by Dr. Simon Choyee
If you're suffering from sleep apnea, you may feel as if your life is falling apart. It doesn't matter how long you spend in bed every day, if you're waking up dozens of times an hour, you're not going to get any rest at all. Fortunately, you can make use of an oral appliance to reduce the issues you're having. These oral appliances will keep your airway unobstructed, allowing you to get a good night's sleep without worrying that you'll stop breathing. What Are Oral Appliances? An oral appliance is a small device that is similar to a retainer or a mouth guard. You only wear it while you're sleeping. This small plastic appliance is custom-made to fit your mouth perfectly. It actually pushes your jaw slightly forward so that the airway remains open and unobstructed while you sleep. It may sound painful, but while using an oral appliance may be a little uncomfortable for a week or so, you'll soon get used to it. Because the appliance is customized to your mouth, it won't cause you any pain. If it does, you need to contact us right away because there's something wrong with the appliance. How Will My Sleeping Habits Change? Other than putting in the oral appliance in your mouth before you go to sleep and taking it out when you wake up, there are no other changes required. Unlike a CPAP machine, the oral appliance makes no noise and is very easy to use and clean. You can sleep any way you want to, and you can easily take the appliance with you wherever you go. What will change is how many times you wake up in the night. You'll sleep better, wake up feeling more refreshed, and have more energy. There's no time like the present to deal with sleep apnea. Contact us today to make an appointment....
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Oral Surgery Leaves You with Food Restrictions
Posted on 5/30/2019 by Dr. Simon Choyee
When you have oral surgery, we provide you with a list of things for your aftercare. Getting the right aftercare can help with the recovery from the surgery. Part of the aftercare from oral surgery involves diet. There are foods to include in your diet and foods to avoid. Learning what the foods are and why they play a role in oral surgery recovery helps make it easier to manage this part. Start with Food Texture When looking at what foods you can and can't eat, start with the texture of the food. Hard foods are difficult to chew after oral surgery. Almost all types of oral surgery leave the moth and at least some of the teeth sore for a few days. The recommendation is to start out with soft food and liquids at first. As the surgical site heals and the pain and discomfort go away, it is okay to introduce foods that are harder or chewier. It is best to do this slowly and to stop if there is any pain or discomfort while eating. The second texture to avoid is sticky foods. These types of food can stick to the surgical site and are not easy to remove. Stay away from sticky foods until the surgical site has completely healed. Other Food Restrictions It seems obvious too many to avoid hard foods and include liquids and soft foods in the diet after oral surgery. But there are some other things to consider when looking at what foods to eat. Foods that re acidic can cause problems at the surgical site. In addition to causing discomfort and pain, they can also slow down the healing process. Spicy foods also contain chemicals that can damage the surgical site. A good diet after surgery includes foods that are easy to eat or drink that also contain lots of vitamins and minerals. While the diet may seem bland, it is only temporary and the better you eat, the shorter the time for recovery from oral surgery is. If you have any questions about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment....
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Signs You May Have a Fractured Jaw
Posted on 5/20/2019 by Dr. Simon Choyee
When people break or fracture a bone in their body, they may think it is obvious. People think if they fracture their leg they cannot walk or if they fracture their arm, they would not be able to use it. The reality is that there are many fractures that are not so obvious. It is possible to fracture different parts of your body and ignore the signs that there is a problem. A fractured jaw is one of the parts of the body that you may not realize there is a problem. There are some signs that would mean you have a fractured jaw. How Jaw Fractures Happen A fractured jaw is the result of some type of trauma. Car accidents getting hit in the jaw and falling on the face are some of the causes of a fractured jaw. Many people confuse a bruised or dislocated jaw with a fracture. While it may require a professional using different equipment to properly diagnose a fractured jaw, there are signs that a person should look for after they are involved in some type of trauma that put their jaw at risk. Symptoms to Watch For To know whether you have suffered a fractured jaw, you need to know what the signs of a fracture are. Knowing the signs of a dislocated jaw can also help a person differentiate between the two. If a jaw is fractured, these are things to look for. A dislocated jaw has some slightly different symptoms that include difficulty speaking or closing the mouth. A person with a dislocated jaw may also have a hard time closing the mouth. It is possible for a person to have both a dislocated and fractured jaw. If you have suffered any type of trauma to your jaw or face, you may want to get checked for a possible fracture. It is best to treat the fracture as soon as possible. For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment....
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